What Next for the Sanders Campaign? How to Defeat the Billionaires!

sanders-stage Michael VadonThe 2016 presidential election is not like most recent US elections—it is actually interesting and exciting! For the first time in US history, a mainstream candidate who calls himself a socialist and says we need a “political revolution against the billionaire class” is having a major impact.

Iowa Democratic Party Caucus Shows Need for Socialist Labor Party

BernieThe Iowa Caucus results are in. Bernie Sanders, who identifies himself a socialist and calls for a “political revolution against the billionaire class,” was defeated by Hillary Clinton by a mere 0.3%—far less than the statistical margin of error. One year ago, Clinton was set to cruise unopposed to the Democratic Party nomination. Sanders was portrayed as an irrelevant protest candidate and trailed her by 50 points.

What Trump Is and How to Fight Him

After increasing outrage around statements made by billionaire presidential candidate Donald Trump, many on the left, academics, and sections of the capitalist media have begun to raise the question, “Is Trump a fascist?”

Bernie, Billionaires, and PACs: Campaign Finance and the 2016 Presidential Election

BernieandHillaryWith the 2016 presidential race in full swing, top fundraisers are predicting that candidates and advocacy groups will spend a whopping $5 billion dollars on the 2016 campaign—more than doubling the 2012 haul of $2 billion. Ahead of the primaries, Democratic and Republican hopefuls are jockeying for position as the wealthy elite carefully vet candidates and decide who to back. Unchecked campaign spending is nothing new for American voters who are sick and tired of seeing elections decided long before they enter the voting booth—by the Koch Brothers, the Walton family, Sheldon Adelson, and a handful of other billionaires and corporate lobbies.

Review: “Just Mercy” by Bryan Stevenson

prisonbarsThe decay of the economy is leading to more and more people being shut out from the traditional labor market of capitalism. This section of society is targeted with particular viciousness by the state apparatus—often referred to as the “Criminal Justice System”—a misnomer if ever there was one. American capitalism has created the most incarcerated nation in the world. More people, as a percentage of society, are imprisoned here than in China.